Sint Maarten

  • INTERPOL Philipsburg
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    31 October 2011
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Sint Maarten


Founded in 1949, the Sint Maarten Police Force - called the “Korps Politie Sint Maarten” in Dutch - is part of the Ministry of Justice.

The force is headed by a Chief Commissioner who is assisted by two Commissioners – one in the Uniformed Division and the other in the Judicial Division.

With a strength of 180 officers for a population of nearly 70,000, the Sint Maarten police force is scheduled to increase to 370 officers in the next three years.

INTERPOL Philipsburg

The NATIONAL Central Bureau (NCB) for Sint Maarten is located in the capital Philipsburg.  Its activities focus principally on tackling trafficking and smuggling in human beings and working with the INTERPOL member countries in investigating cross-border crime.

INTERPOL Philipsburg in action
23 September 2016

Tackling organized crime in Latin America and Caribbean focus of INTERPOL meeting

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – Addressing the global problem of Latin American and Caribbean drug crime and its links to other serious crimes, particularly migrant smuggling and human trafficking, was the focus of INTERPOL’s third annual Project Fortaleza meeting held in the Curaçao capital. Project Fortaleza provides Latin American and Caribbean law enforcement w...
28 July 2016

More than 2,700 human trafficking victims rescued in INTERPOL-coordinated operation

An operation targeting human trafficking in South and Central America has resulted in the rescue of more than 2,700 victims, 134 arrests and the dismantling of at least seven organized crime networks.Coordinated by INTERPOL’s Regional Bureau for South America, Operation Intercops - Spartacus III was conducted in two parts, initially concentrating on three...
10 July 2012

Sint Maarten visit to INTERPOL focuses on extending international police cooperation

LYON, France – The President of the Parliament of Sint Maarten, Drs. Gracita R. Arrindell, and the country’s Minister of Justice, Roland E. Duncan, have met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters as part of mutual efforts to promote global law enforcement collaboration.High on the agenda...
11 April 2012

Prime Minister of Sint Maarten, one of INTERPOL's newest member countries, welcomes Secretary General

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – In his first mission to Sint Maarten, Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has met with Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams to discuss security matters, as well as with the President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell and Minister of Justice Roland Duncan. In addition, Mr. Noble had a meeting with the Governor of Sint Maarten Eugene...
31 October 2011

INTERPOL General Assembly opens in Vietnam with new member countries expanding fight against transnational crime

HANOI, Vietnam - INTERPOL’s 80th General Assembly opened with a call for law enforcement to remain vigilant to both emerging and traditional forms of transnational crime as the world’s largest police organization saw its membership grow to 190 after delegates voted to admit Curaçao, Sint Maarten and South Sudan.The four-day meeting (31 October – 3 Novembe...